Inquiry needed

If Stephen Harper has nothing to hide then he shouldn't oppose an investigation

As you know, serious evidence has recently emerged of systematic fraud in the 2011 Canadian federal election.

Canadians are demanding the whole truth to protect the most basic integrity of our democratic process.

The NDP and Greens have joined the call for a public inquiry. The Liberals are focused on a broad investigation by Elections Canada and they have said that they are open to the idea of a public inquiry.

In contrast, Prime Minister Harper is denying calls for a full and independent investigation by telling Canadians that the calls were merely “dirty tricks” in a few isolated locations.

But that story can’t account for the evidence.

There are reports of calls spread out over dozens of key ridings all over the country.

It takes serious money and major phone number databases to target voters in multiple close ridings.

Who paid?

Where did the lists come from?

We need to know what happened.

Public pressure is the only thing that can protect our democracy.

If Harper has nothing to hide then he shouldn’t be opposing an investigation.

We need to hold our politicians accountable.


Jason Danielson, Vernon



Vernon Morning Star